The 32nd World No., Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, beat Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, who is 50th in the WTA ranking, with a score of 7/5, 7/6 (4) at the start of the St. Petersburg tournament.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes. During this time, the 27-year-old Pavlyuchenkova completed two aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold six break points, and the 29-year-old Cornet filed it once, made two double mistakes and made five breaks.
Earlier in personal meetings was 7: 1 in favor of the Russians. In the second round of the St.Petersburg Ladies Trophy competition, Pavlyuchenkova will cross the rackets with Jelena Ostapenko